The focus for Bibb County Recreation Centers is shifting from young kids to grown ups.
Chairman Sam Hart says commissioners want to turn them into "wellness" centers, which he says will help attract more adults.
Starting in July, the county will take control over the centers. Macon and Bibb County leaders came to the agreement back in May, however it is still contingent on the November SPLOST passing; in the meantime county leaders have a few ideas on how to improve the centers.
"We're looking to expand I guess the definition of recreation to be more inclusive of wellness and other kinds of use," says Chairman Sam Hart.
Hart says the county is considering adding wireless Internet to the centers. He also says the improvements will focus less on sports and instead focus on the community's overall health.
"I think we've got to look beyond what just appeals to young people but things that will appear to all ages," says Hart.
New improvements would also add cultural activities to the centers.
Kenneth Robinson plays cards at the Frank Johnson Recreation Center several times a week and says gearing the facility towards all ages will benefit older generations.
"They need an activity or a place to go to get them out of the house to basically improve their quality of life," says Robinson.
The goal of the upgrades is for the centers to be more inviting.
"We're looking to make these things more community friendly so that we get a greater participation of people using these facilities they are paying for," says Hart.
Chairman Hart also says the county would collaborate with local groups to save money and add the potential changes.